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Bug 64470 - Bad instructions in README file
Bad instructions in README file
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2002-05-05 21:04 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2008-08-01 12:22 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 11:39:33 EDT
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Description Need Real Name 2002-05-05 21:04:05 EDT
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Description of problem:
Hi All,

     The README file in the kernel directory
(/root/sysbackup/usr/src/linux-2.4.7-10/) that 
contains the directions for recompiling the kernel contains inaccurate
information, missing
information and in general is very poorly written (tons of extra unnecessary,
extraneous fluff ).

      1) does not mention "make clean", 2) contains a discussion on the defunct
lilo booter
and nothing on the current grub loader, 3) contains no discussion of the
file, 4) leaves off discussion on /sbin/mkinitrd.  As I am not an expert on
compiling the kernel,
I am sure it has left off other things as well.

   This file really needs to be corrected!  Or, drop the contents all together
and point to a
URL with the correct instructions.

Many thanks,

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Steps to Reproduce:
1.follow the directions in /root/sysbackup/usr/src/linux-2.4.7-10/README
2.see if it works

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Comment 1 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 11:39:33 EDT
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem

The Fedora Legacy project (http://fedoralegacy.org/) maintains some older releases, 
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: http://bugzilla.fedora.us/

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